Job Description

Are you looking for a dynamic opportunity?  Do you dream of leading and growing with a company that is committed to being on the cutting edge of Digital Commerce?  Then look no further; Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s largest Furniture and Mattress retailer, is seeking a Category Manager in the Digital Commerce department. 

You may be asking yourself, what competencies would we be looking for in a Category Manager?  Well, we are glad you asked!  In this position, directly reporting to the Director, Omni-Channel, you will be responsible for leading the strategy, assortment curation, site merchandising and development of our customer experience at

  • Have a creative, strategic, and nimble mindset and proven track record of executing strategies to optimize a multi-faceted business.
  • The Site Merchandising Manager will be responsible for a significant percentage of’s overall revenue and have a substantial and immediate impact on the success of Art Van Furniture Retail.
  • Own category financial targets (e.g. written & delivered sales and margin), and identify (and execute upon) levers to achieve those targets
  • Assortment: Select assortment that meets the need of the Art Van consumer and overall P&L. Collaborate with Merchandising to close those gaps on key products and manage the ideal assortment mix.  Establish a process that ensures assortment is current and relevant.
  • Price: Monitor pricing within the category to ensure pricing strategies are maintained. Drive higher average order value by managing mix across products.
  • Manage on-site product presentation and catalog data, and drive requirements into the search and browse experience - Taxonomy, Navigation, Tagging, Attributes
  • Content/Shop-ability: Work with content sources to ensure sub-categories have the appropriate content, reviews, and shop-ability features. Coordinate with the Site Director and cross-functional teams to aggregate and drive key UX and product enhancements for your sub-categories. Hold a critical and creative awareness of your business on Art Van, industry themes and the competitive landscape in order to stay on the cutting edge of product and e-commerce advancements impacting your category.
  • Building a Team and Developing People: Translate vision and strategy into action through mobilizing the direct and cross-functional teams to drive key levers impacting category excellence.

Skills / Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experiences:

  • Associate’s degree in Marketing or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • 2+ Years’ experience with Salesforce, Web analytics, customer metrics, KPIs and financials, A/B testing.
  • 2 Years+ eCommerce Experience within retail, Web build, Visual Merchandising Expert level Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, and Photoshop skills with a strong understanding in web file types and coding languages
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, mobile apps, responsive design.
  • Experience identifying opportunities, developing 360 business strategy and managing a matrix to deliver business results.
  • Analytical with strong financial acumen. 
  • Ability to run analysis on new business models to assess viability of new business development solutions.  

Art Van offers a competitive salary combined with an excellent benefits package.  Interested applicants can apply on-line on our website at:  Learn more about Art Van by viewing our company video at:

Application Instructions

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